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The Wild and Crazy Guide to Writing Sentences

The Wild and Crazy Guide to Writing Sentences

You’ve heard them.

The “gurus.”

The Internet marketers. The social media experts. The affiliate marketers serial product launchers.

(Even some popular bloggers are guilty of it.)

“Blogging is easy,” they say glibly. “And it’ll bring you all the attention, recognition you desire, and money-making opportunities.”

“All you have to do is write epic content.”

Meanwhile, you’re sitting there at your keyboard pounding your fists in frustration, because you have all these fantastic ideas that you want to share, but you’re afraid that you can’t do them justice.

Epic? You’re afraid your writing isn’t even enjoyable.

You worry that you’re not a good enough writer. That your ideas are simply going to vanish into the electronic ether because you can’t attract enough readers with your words.

Sometimes you even wonder if you should just give up on your blogging dreams altogether.

But you shouldn’t. And here’s why.

You can become a great blogger and writer by mastering just one fundamental skill.

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The Compact Guide to Grammar for Busy People

The Compact Guide to Grammar for Busy People

Let’s get real here.

You’re a creative thinker, not a nitpicky grammar geek.

When you sit down to write you like to write, not dither around with mechanics. So when your powerful words start flowing, you don’t want to get in their way by thinking about all those little details.

Not to mention the time factor. As in you can barely find the bandwidth to write as it is, let alone edit for grammar.

But you also care about being perceived as intelligent and credible. And you’re smart enough to know that for your writing to be taken seriously, it needs to come across as polished and correct.

The problem is, it’s been a long time since Mrs. Pendergast’s sixth-grade English class. And you were pretty hazy on the rules even back then.

Searching the Internet can quickly turn into a dive down a black hole of barely remembered terminology and examples that don’t really fit.

So what’s a blogger with good intentions but limited time and resources to do?

Well, here’s the good news. Language evolves, and as it does, so do our notions about what is “correct.” You might be surprised to learn that some of what Mrs. Pendergast taught you is now considered outmoded.

Of course there are still rules to follow, but read on, and you’ll find they’re no longer quite so intimidating.

And with a little repetition, applying many of them will soon become second nature.

Ready to rock and roll?
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